(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Elimination of Violence Against Women
Topic: Elimination of Violence Against Women
- Ira Singhal, (Indian Administrative Service Officer)
- Shilpi Jain, (Advocate, Supreme Court)
- P.K. Jain, (Former Additional Director General of Police, Maharashtra)
November 25 is observed as International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This year assumes great significance amid the COVID-19 pandemic. During the unprecedented lockdown, countries across the world reported increased cases of domestic violence. Women's organizations and rights bodies are pushing governments to take measures to protect young girls and women caught in the cycle of violence. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a United Nations designated day observed every year on November 25. In a big push, this year the UN has given a clarion call for ending gender based violence. The 2020 campaign theme is 'FUND, RESPOND, PREVENT, COLLECT'. Like every year, '16 Days of Activism' against Gender-Based Violence (GVB) campaign starts today and ends on December 10. The UN Women - the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women - is working closely with violence survivors, activists, all the stakeholders and people from every walk of life to fund, reach-out and respond faster. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also made a call to end violence against women; he said 'Where women are respected, divinity blossoms there'.